Babymoon Destinations

Babymoon Destinations

Posted by Renata Lardelli on

Babymoons are definitely a thing, and even more of a thing once you're on subsequent children - amiright?! They're a great way to connect with your partner & enjoy some uninterrupted time together before the new baby arrives, or just an excuse to go on holiday {that's probably more us}! 

Jeremy & I still like to prioritise one or two long weekends away a year, my mum is very gracious & will have our children for us. When I was pregnant with Xavier who is now 3.5 we went to Fiji for the weekend, it was a Babymoon, 30th Birthday, 10th Wedding Anniversary trip all rolled up into one & it was fantastic, all 3 nights of it. Now, I know Fiji isn't an option right now & 3 nights might seem ridiculous but it's all we had to work with & it was certainly worth it!

The best time to go on a Babymoon is in your third trimester up until about 35 or 36 weeks, at that gestation you'll likely not be venturing too far from home but they really can be taken at anytime. Before you go you'll want to let your LMC know, perhaps consider you have a mask if you're flying & be ready to disconnect from the internet, connect with your partner, sleeeeeeep, eat & have fun!

I've compiled a list of dreamy getaways that I think will make wonderful destinations, some of them I've stayed at myself, others are on my wishlist of places I want to visit. I hope that this list serves as inspirations & leads you to booking somewhere for yourself - you deserve it!

Castaways Resort Glam Camping - Don't knock glamping until you've tried it {real campers roll their eyes} I've stayed here before while pregnant, I actually thought my waters might break on the bumpy golf cart ride. I love that meals & snacks are included, that there is an outdoor bath & NO RECEPTION!

The Round Tent - I've stayed here too {this time with one of our babies, he was a dream} & it's a beautiful dream, it felt luxurious & exotic despite being only 40 minutes from our home. Pack allll the snacks & meals though, food isn't included here

The Telephone Exchange - I've been eyeing this one up for awhile now, set on Wolfhaar Farm, just 25 minutes North of Taupo. The facilities are made up of a romantic and spacious bedroom hut (the Telephone Exchange) and a kitchen and bathroom hut. An outdoor bath a short distance from the huts among the trees is elevated to look out over the idyllic views of the valley

Hinterland Retreat - this one's included because Jeremy is a gizzy-boy & I've been dying to book this. People don't often commit to a vacation on the East Coast but I promise that awful gorge drive is worth it, especially in the summertime. You can trip both ways along the coast with Anaura Bay one  direction & Mahia the other. The pictures do the talking for this stunning clamping spot, be the first in the world to watch the sun rise of the Pacific Ocean. Gisborne is a real GEM!

The A-Frame - MOVE. ME. IN. I'm sorry if the beach isn't your vibe but this black A frame is a very retro 1969 modern space, located down a private beachfront driveway on beautiful Ohope Beach is talking to me. I'd be happy lying in, reading a book in the sun, brunching & doing the Nga Tapuwae o Toi, or the 'Footprints of Toi'

A Fram Ohope

The Sherwood - Join the rest of NZ & venture to Queenstown & stay at The Sherwood where all the cool kids stay. The Sherwood has a laid back "summer camp" feel to it—but with better views, amenities, & of course gourmet food

Roadtrip across the Catlins - I whakapapa to the South Island but embarrassingly have spent very little time there. While researching for this I read about the unforgettable, magical three-hour coastal stretch between Invercargill & Belclutha that will leave you speechless, it's the Catlins & I thought...I wanna do that someday. Start at Curio Bay, enjoy a walk along Waipati Beach, explore the Cathedral Caves, don't miss Purakaunui Falls & make sure to visit Nugget Point. Stay at Beresford Heights, located at the top of Table Hill, 400m above sea level in the heart of The Catlins, Beresford Heights offers boutique accommodation with breath-taking views. This romantic retreat is an off the grid get-away for couples craving a luxurious peaceful escape from their busy lifestyles, in a private magical hideaway. 

 The Nest - Crafted to provide freedom from the stresses of life and allowing you to reset in natural surroundings is this dreamy off the grid sanctuary perched high on the rugged, west coast cliffs overlooking the Tasman Sea. Hellooooo Babymoon. 


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